It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.
- Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega: This is the Middle Grade Marvels pick for May and I’m absolutely loving it! I love the glimpses of Dominican culture, I love all the spookiness, and I especially love Lucely and Syd. There are some heavier themes in this book, but that’s something I really enjoy about Claribel A. Ortega’s stories. They don’t shy away from tough aspects of life just because they’re geared towards a younger audience. Also, the audiobook narrator is incredible! Massive props to Almarie Guerra.
- The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart: I picked this up slightly on a whim, but mostly because it’s due back to the library soon and my renewal limit has been reached 😅 Thankfully, it’s proving to be a quick, engaging read! I’ll admit that time travel books always leave me scratching my head a bit, but even when I’m mildly confused, I’m still fully invested in the story. January, our main character, is a true asshole and I often want to slap some sense into her. At the same time, I can’t help but root for her to get to the bottom of whatever is going on. I just started this last night and I’m already over halfway through, so I think I can safely say I’m enjoying this one.
- Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire: The latest installment of the Wayward Children series was just as much of a treat as the others. I usually tend to like the books where the characters trip into a world other than our own more than the ones where they’re dealing with life back in their used-to-be homes. However, I loved the deliciously creepy vibes of this book so much! The dreary and potentially dangerous new school. Cora fighting to regain herself and learning that she doesn’t have to do it alone. It all added it up into a book that had me thoroughly reinvested in this series.
- The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston: I read this for a blog tour and I knew within the first few pages that I was going to love it. There are high stakes and politics and a gang of misfits! It was like the book was written to specifically meet my tastes. I also loved that there were multiple points of view, though there were a couple of characters I would have enjoyed getting inside their heads. This was a fast-paced read filled with intrigue and a memorable cast of characters. If you’d like to read my full review, click here.
- The Night Shift by Alex Finlay: I picked this thriller up much for the same reasons I’m currently reading The Paradox Hotel. It’s been calling to me and it’s was due back to the library in two days! It was a fast and compelling read that kept me guessing throughout the book. There were several times in the book where I was so absorbed in the story that I would end up coming back late from lunch or going to bed way past my bedtime. Halfway through, I thought I knew how it was going to end, but it managed to completely surprise me! Definitely interested in checking out more of this author’s work!
- The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle: I really need to get cracking on my yearly TBRs. In the spirit of this, I plucked this book off of my 22 in 2022 stack. I figured a short, quick read would be just the thing to get me going on that particular TBR! I’ve been wanting to read this horror novella for awhile as I’ve never read anything by Victor LaValle before. I thought it would be a good place to start. My daughter is going to be reading this in her English class, as well, and it was the only book on the curriculum that I hadn’t read yet. I like to be able to discuss what she reads with her, if she wants to, so there’s no time like the present to give this a go.
- Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse: Look. I know I just said that I really need to focus on my yearly TBRs. But this is my most anticipated read of the year and I saw it at the library when I was returning The Night Shift. How could I resist?! Black Sun, the first book in this series, was one of my favorite reads last year and I’m eager to get back into the world that Rebecca Roanhorse has created! Especially to see how Xiala and Serapio are doing. Unlike my kids, I have clear favorites in this book and I need to know they’re okay 😭